Monday, 7 November 2016

How To Deal With Acne?

While growing up, nothing is going to annoy you as much and as consistently as acne will. Acne has a tendency of popping up on your face just when you least expect it to and it will more often than not, pop up during some big occasion in your life. Sadly, the most important thing you can do while dealing with acne is to wait for you to outgrow it, here are a few tips to make that long wait more endurable.

Consult a dermatologist

This is the best way that you are going to have to exercise some small amount of control over your acne. Go and get an expert opinion that will prescribe to you a particular skincare routine that will make your breakouts less frequent. Also, such doctors can give you skin peels and scrubs every month that will make your face look a lot more clear.

Do not burst it

Whenever the signs of acne pop up on our faces, the first instinct is to burst it. However tempting this might be, this is the absolute worst thing that we could do to our own skin. It is not only going to burst and leave a lot of pus on your face (that will give rise to more acne) but the time that the scar will take to heal can be a lot. So find something else to do, such as tearing pieces of paper, the next time you are tempted to pop acne on your face.

Be religious with your skincare routine

A while after you start following a doctor recommended skincare routine, you will start to see results and that might make you overly optimistic. Do not let a few days of clear skin trick you and make sure that you never, ever forget to follow your skincare routine. It has to become a very integral part of your daily routine.

Maintain hygiene

Some of the less commonly known centers of germs are the surface of your phone and pillows. So make sure that you buy a headset which will enable you to answer calls without anything pressing against your face. Also, try to sleep with your face facing upwards and not pressed down on your pillow. Another thing that can reduce the possibility of acne can be to stop touching your face without washing your hands.

Have inner peace

No matter if you follow the above steps or not, this is the one step that you have to master. You need to know that this acne that is annoying you since so many years will finally settle and will finally leave you alone. All you can really do is try to take care of your skin and not get so affected by your acne. If you need any more incentive, here it is: if you let the acne bother you, you will definitely get stressed. If you get stressed, it will definitely lead to more acne. So accept the acne as a very annoying guest and learn to live with it.

Written by Sanaa Mehra
Avid reader who will read anything thrown her way (provided that its fiction), Grammar Nazi to the T and a Lover of anything made by Bollywood (I mean anything.) If you're feeling sentimental, here I am!

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